Before trading ace starter C.C. Sabathia, the Indians intend to make one final attempt to sign him long-term. Ed Price notes that Sabathia does not want to discuss a contract during the season and the Indians won’t be ponying up Johan money.
The sides last negotiated in February. The Indians offered four years and around $68-72MM, plus a bonus for his ’08 salary. Will the Indians crack and offer a fifth year?